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  • BEC-classification in international trade in goods statistics

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  • Quality of the international trade statistics in 2016

    As of year 2010, the final figures of the statistical year are published at the end of August the following year. Finnish Customs thus follows the Eurostat recommendation on the time of publication of final statistics. The final international trade statistics for 2016 were published on 31 August 2017.

  • International Trade 2016 - Pocket Statistics

    International Trade 2016 Pocket Statistics has been published on Internet in Pdf-format. Also Finnish and Swedish versions are available.

  • Volume of exports fell by four per cent in 2016

    According to Finnish Customs’ foreign trade statistics, the value of Finland’s goods exports went down by four per cent in 2016. The value of exports amounted to 51.8 billion euros. The fall in the value of exports was all due to a decrease of four per cent in export volumes. Export prices increased by 0.4 per cent. The value of imports remained almost level with the year before and amounted to 54.7 billion euros. In terms of volume, imports grew by only 0.1 per cent in 2016, while import prices increased by 0.5 per cent. In 2015, the value of exports also fell by four per cent and the volume of imports decreased by 4.7 per cent. Export prices increased by 0.7 per cent that year. The value of imports fell by six per cent due to the drop of 4.7 per cent in volume and 0.8 per cent in prices.

  • Value of exports fell by four per cent in 2016
    Press Release Statistics bulletin
    7.2.2017

    According to Finnish Customs’ preliminary data, the value of Finland’s goods exports declined by four per cent in 2016. The value of exports amounted to 51.7 billion euros. The value of imports, on the other hand, remained almost level with the year before and amounted to 54.6 billion euros. In 2015, the exports also decreased by four per cent, but the imports went down by six per cent.

  • Quality of the foreign trade statistics in 2012
    International trade statistics Statistics bulletin
    10.9.2013

    As of year 2010, the final figures of the statistical year are published at the end of August the following year. Finnish Customs thus follows the Eurostat recommendation on the time of publication of final statistics. The final foreign trade statistics for 2012 were published on 30 August 2013.

  • Monthly foreign trade statistics to be renewed

    The calculation of the volume and unit value indexes of foreign trade will be renewed starting with the indexes for January 2013. With the new, more expedient publication schedule for indexes, all information concerning a single statistical reference month will be published simultaneously in the monthly foreign trade statistics starting with the information for January 2013.

  • Index calculation to be renewed

    The calculation of the volume and unit value indexes of foreign trade will be renewed starting with the indexes for January 2013.

  • Refining of oil kept the exports going in 2012
    International trade statistics Statistics bulletin
    7.2.2013

    According to the preliminary data of Finnish Customs, the value of Finland’s exports in 2012 remained at almost 57 billion euros, which is at the same level as the previous year. The imports, which decreased by two per cent, amounted to 59 billion euros. According to the preliminary data, the trade balance showed a deficit of 2,3 billion euros, whereas the deficit in 2011 was 3.7 billion euros. The trade with other EU countries showed a deficit of 850 million euros and the external trade a deficit of 1,4 billion euros in 2012.

  • Exports in 2012 remained at the level of previous year due to a weak end of the year
    International trade statistics Statistics bulletin
    7.2.2013

    According to the preliminary data of Finnish Customs, the value of Finland’s exports in 2012 remained at 56.8 billion euros, which is the same level as the previous year. In January–October, the exports showed a little growth, but the growth waned during November–December. The imports decreased by two per cent and amounted to just under 59.1 billion euros. According to the preliminary data, the trade balance showed a deficit of 2.3 billion euros, whereas the deficit in 2011 was 3.7 billion euros.

  • Changes in statistics of transit transports

    Since October 2012 the statistics of transit transports has been published monthly instead of quarterly.

  • Quality of the foreign trade statistics in 2011
    International trade statistics Statistics bulletin
    14.9.2012

    The final foreign trade statistics for 2011 were published on 31 August 2012. As of year 2010, the final figures of the statistical year are published at the end of August the next year. National Board of Customs thus follows the Eurostat recommendation on the time of publication of final statistics.

  • Record deficit of the trade balance in 2011

    In 2011, the Finnish foreign trade showed an exceptional deficit. The deficit amounted to almost 3.6 billion euros. The last time deficits with real values approximately at the same level were experienced was during the oil crisis in 1974 and ’75. As late as in 2010, the balance was 539 million euros in surplus. In 2011, the value of exports was 56.6 billion euros, i.e. eight per cent, higher than in 2010. The imports increased by 16 per cent, to nearly 60.2 billion euros. The imports rose close to the pre-recession level, whereas the value of exports still remained clearly lower than in 2006–2008.

  • Correction to the 2010 foreign trade statistics

    The final foreign trade statistics for 2010 were published on 31 August 2011. However, the National Board of Customs detected an error in the foreign trade statistics which affected the trade balance for 2010 to such an extent that a decision to correct it was taken. The corrected figures have been published in the Uljas service on 30 December 2011. The error only concerned exports. It has not, however, affected the overall picture of the development of Finnish foreign trade that the foreign trade statistics provide.

  • Quality of the foreign trade statistics in 2010
    30.12.2011

    The final foreign trade statistics for 2010 were published on 31 August 2011. As of 2010, the final foreign trade figures of the statistical year are published at the end of August the following year. The National Board of Customs thus follows the Eurostat recommendation on the time of publication of final statistics. However, the National Board of Customs detected an error in the foreign trade statistics which affected the trade balance to such an extent that a decision to correct it was taken. The corrected figures have been published in the Uljas service on 30 December 2011. The error only concerned exports. The figures presented in this memorandum have been calculated based on the corrected figures. The correction made to the statistics did not have any significant influence on the general picture of the Finnish economy offered by the foreign trade statistics.

  • Customs will introduce the KATSO identification for Intrastat declaration as of 1 March 2011

    The KATSO identification to be used for sending of intra-EU trade Intrastat declarations via online TYVI service (www.tyvi.fi) will be introduced as of 1 March 2011.This identification is to be used from March regardless of what years or months declarations are being sent.The Katso ID system will be introduced because it allows to reliably identify the owner of the ID and his right to act on behalf of another person when he is signed in using the ID.

  • Forest industry products pulled down the exports in August
    10.10.2008

    The value of exports in August remained at 5 billion euros, i.e. five per cent lower than in August last year. The exports were pulled down especially by the forest industry products, as the value of exports of these products was significantly lower than a year ago. During the first part of the year, the development of Finnish foreign trade was weaker than that of the entire EU area or that of our neighbouring country, Sweden.

  • Foreign trade statistics adjusted more in 2007 than earlier

    Last year, the preliminary statistics on export and import values published monthly by the National Board of Customs deviated more than in the year before from the final figures of the statistical year.

  • Customs offers free access to foreign trade data over the Internet

    Customs wants to stimulate foreign trade with Finland by offering free access to foreign trade data over the Internet. The new Internet service (named ULJAS) will be launched on Thursday, 3 April 2008, at 12 noon. The January 2008 foreign trade statistics will be published at the same time.

  • The data collection of the smallest companies decreases

    The compilation of statistics on the foreign trade of goods will change in 2008, as more of the smallest import and export companies are freed from the obligation to provide statistical data on EU internal trade. Behind the decrease in the data collection is an effort to lessen the burden on the respondent companies. In Finland, about 500 export companies and 2 000 import companies will be exempted from the obligation to provide information.

  • Correction to the publication Foreign trade of Finland Volume 1 2005 (cd-rom)
    22.10.2007

    Table 3.1 "Imports by the Combined Nomenclature (CN) and countries of origin in 2005 (CN2)" in the above publication is incorrect. The figures in this table relate to the countries of consignment, and thus the data therein are the same as those under 3.2 "Imports by the Combined Nomenclature (CN) and countries of consignment in 2005 (CN2)".

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